Originally Posted by Tenderribbs
I unpacked the new S&W AR 15 and cleaned it and lubed it . Had a little problem getting the handcovers off but I used a trick I found on the web using a pair of channelllock plyers . I reassembled the weapon and was off to the races. I first fed the AR some cheap steel case wolf 55 grain and she ate them like candy. I then shot some federal brass 55 gr and she
Likes them also my last ammo was pmc 55 gr brass and not one hiccup there either. So I shot about 150 rounds with no FTF Of FTE . This was a big relief after the problems that I experienced wiith the new mini14 that I recently purchased. Not slamming the mini just saying I was a little Leary about purchasing a new weapon. I zeroed in my rifle at 59 yds after doing some studying on the ballistics on the 223. Any comment or advice on this yardage is welcome. As far as accuracy you can't beat it. I was putting them in a dime at 59 yds. I would rcommend this weapon for a new AR owner anyday. This is the sport model so I picked it ip for 600 with tax. I think anytime you can buy an AR for that price you should jump on it!
So that others may live....
600 with tax?
#$%$@#! where did you find it for that price?
i found a few internet sites that had em for about 620 + fees(but all sold out). the cheapest in my area was 649 at academy (sold out).
i too had saved my pennies for this gun. when i started looking....sold out on web, sold out at academy, sold out at local gun stores....arrrghh! i ended up going to cabelas ($699....-20coupon, 679). and i literally bought the last one in the box there, and another dude was buying the floor model.
you shoot better than me, i can't do dime size at 50 yards
, but i really like this gun as well. nice and smooth and fun to shoot. i think i'm gonna take up a friend gunsmith on a trigger job soon.
congrats on a great deal. stick with that mini also and talk to the experts over at the mini forum. you will love that mini too, i love mine!